Friday, September 15, 2006

Stitch in Budapest

Overview from Budapest. Hungary 2006

Central Market Hall, Pest side. Budapest, Hungary 2006

This grand structure originally incorporated an indoor canal by which goods were delivered to the market's traders. Restored in 1994, the sheer size and grandeur of the hall reflects an era when Budapest was a city with big ideas.

Although the canal is long gone, visitors can still marvel at the amazing variety of fresh produce, meat and flowers for sale. Housed beneath a beautifully restored Zsolnay tiled roof, the immaculately laid out market stalls charge the senses with a combination of vivid colours and intoxicating smells.

Photography by Nuno Goncalves